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2011 Sales  Season Closes With a Bang: Trio of Six-Figure Sales and More Than Three Dozen Five-Figure Transactions Reported

The 2011 domain sales season has come to a close and the old year went out with a bang. The final week of sales reports brought three six-figure transactions to light along with 37 solid five-figure sales (you can see the final 2011 Top 100 sales charts here). 

The first week of the 2012 season is also off to a great start with Sedo announcing today (Thursday, Jan. 5) that they have completed the $1 million sale of Dudu.com. That sale will appear on the first chart of the New Year next week. Our weekly charts cover the seven-day period ending with the Sunday that precedes the release of this column each Wednesday (this week's report came out a day later due to the New Year's holiday).

The six-figure sales that highlighted the final week of 2011 and take the first three spots on our latest all extension Top 20 Sales Chart are Honest.com ($180,000 at GoDaddyAuctions) and a pair sold by Moniker/Snapnames; PHD.com at $150,000 and Bolt.com at $125,581.

Moniker/SnapNames put two more names in the top ten and had six chart entries overall. Their sale of #4 Flora.com drew $95,000 and #6 iWitness.com went for $55,281. Sandwiched between those two at #5 was the NoktaDomains sale of KeywordTool.com for $90,000. Nokta went on to claim four places on the Big Board, with three of those in the top ten.  

By Ron Jackson

Sedo also charted multiple sales, hitting the trifecta with a group that included #8 VitaminCenter.com at $35,000 and the only ccTLD to make the elite list, #13 WHI.ch (Swiss country code) at $£14,000 ($21,840).

The non .com gTLDs were shut out as the .coms closed the year with an overpowering performance, sweeping 19 of the 20 chart entries. There was one .net among the 20 five-figure sales that did not make the chart (those are all listed under the Top 20 Chart below). That group also included three more ccTLDs, all representing Great Britain's .co.uk.  

Here's how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, January 1:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. Dec. 26, 2011 - Sun. Jan. 1, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Jan. 4, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Honest.com $180,000 GoDaddyAuctions
2. PHD.com $150,000 Moniker/SnapNames
3. Bolt.com $125,581 Moniker/SnapNames
4. Flora.com $95,000 Moniker/SnapNames
5. KeywordTool.com $90,000 NoktaDomains
6. iWitness.com $55,281 Moniker/SnapNames
7. AVM.com $40,000 NoktaDomains
8. VitaminCenter.com $35,000 Sedo
9. MaleEnhancementPills.com $31,700 NoktaDomains
10. FirstAvenue.com $25,000 GoDaddyAuctions

 

11. OODA.com $25,000 Sedo
12. TripPlan.com $24,000 NoktaDomains
13. WHI.ch £14,000 = $21,840 Sedo
14. HotelMe.com $20,000 Moniker/SnapNames
15. Hochzeit.com €15,500 = $19,995 Appraise A Domain
16. CoolTool.com $18,500 GoDaddyAuctions
17. UltimateSports.com $18,020 Moniker/SnapNames
18. SpaceSuits.com $18,000 GoDaddyAuctions
19. IndianJewelry.com $16,005 GoDaddyAuctions
20. Bizable.com $15,600 AfternicDLS/
GoDaddyAuctions

Keep in mind that these are the highest value sales that have been reported to us in the past week. This column is meant to be an educational tool, not a complete list documenting ALL high value domain sales. Such a list is impossible to produce because many sales are kept private at the insistence of buyers, sellers or both. Our procedure for verifying the accuracy of domain sales reports is available here.

For the many newcomers entering the domain industry we also want to point out that the reasons why a domain name sells for a certain price can be varied and are not always clear to those who are unfamiliar with the domain market. If you do not understand why specific domain names command the prices they do, you are likely to make unwise domain registrations or purchases. We highly recommend that you do some basic research before you buy anything! As a starting point we have built a sister site specifically for you at NameNewbie.com.

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were 20 more five-figure sales off the charge including five that came in at an even $15,000. GoDaddyAuctions has two of those; EAM.com and NextDayPrinting.com. Sedo also had a pair,  Zooz.com and TerraCloud.com, and the AfternicDLS had another, CollegeTextbook.com.

The AfternicDLS and GoDaddyAuctions teamed up to sell SpiritRealty.com for $12,500. The AfternicDLS also sold ATES.com ($10,500) and two names at $10,000 apiece - Chicha.com and TradewindsHotel.com. GoDaddyAuctions earned another $12,500 for DirtyWork.com.

Sedo supplemented their three Top 20 entries with three more five-figure sales: HairDesign.com ($12,707), EnergySwitch.co.uk ($12,500) and Schwangerschaft.net ($11,094)

Appraise A Domain had two sales at this level (both IDNs); Türkei.com at $14,835 and Österreich.com at $11,610. Moniker/SnapNames also added two; Tubmlr.com ($13,000) and an IDN of their own, 红酒.com ($11,000). NoktaDomains also hit the Daily Double with PensionCalculator.co.uk at $12,000 and OnlinePaydayLoans.co.uk at $11,665.

Elsewhere, WinnerNames.com collected $11,250 for ValiantCapital.com

.Com Supporting Cast

Moniker/SnapNames led the .com supporting cast of four figure sales with JuegosDeCarros.com at $9,300. Their roster also included BlastZone.com ($8,225), WhiteBook.com ($7,500) and Altai.com ($6,020)

MatureSexTube.com tacked on $6,000, Familio.com fetched $5,665 and LongIslandBusiness.com landed $5,500. MyEPB.com brought $5,000, JuegosDeCarreras.com kicked in $4,999 and Kanun.com came in at $4,900. Frap.com claimed $4,750 and OrthoClick.com captured $4,649

Moniker/SnapNames has 29 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,600 

Additional Moniker/SnapNames .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,600
monumentvalley.com $4,600   thehealthychild.com $2,500
imprese.com $4,211 valicor.com $2,500
myunc.com $4,100 globalaero.com $2,460
dressingupgames.com $4,000 canesis.com $2,450
juegosdeautos.com $4,000 yerbul.com $2,370
coldremedies.com $3,629 readywireless.com $2,250
juegosdemaquillar.com $3,500 zhuowang.com $2,250
nicheroadwheels.com $3,200 indiahome.com $2,200
stockbox.com $3,000 myalabamataxes.com $2,200
weightlossscottsdale.com $3,000 STUDYMODE.com $2,099
winsource.com $2,800 bankofyou.com $2,076
eyeproblems.com $2,700 alaunt.com $2,000
tweens.com $2,600 barazul.com $2,000
coffeegifts.com $2,555 youtoyou.com $2,000
herbalism.com $2,521  

Back at Sedo TelTV.com tuned in $9,030, WeightPlans.com produced $6,500 and two others; Mapply.com and NoLimitHost.com hauled in $6,000 each. TotalHydro.com and SaltHouse.com savored $5,000 apiece and QServers.com secured $4,936. Area202.com dialed up $4,800 and MR1.com corralled $3,900.  

Sedo had 21 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $3,900 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $3,900
avanzabank.com $3,900   meltingshop.com $2,780
visureal.com $3,870 toddlertag.com $2,574
bluebra.com $3,500 theloveproject.com $2,500
singon.com $3,200 knifereviews.com $2,395
bedbooker.com $3,120 alinao.com $2,322
celebritylook.com $3,000 vietnam-airline.com $2,299
digitaldex.com $3,000 turbaza.com $2,176
ihotty.com $2,995 spongy.com $2,150
flippad.com $2,964 cruiseticket.com $2,000
legacyroad.com $2,838 slotpoint.com $2,000
e-flight.com $2,800  

In addition to having in hand in the Top 20 sale of Bizable.com at $15,600, the AfternicDLS piled up dozens of sales in their four-figure sweet spot. Ricorso.com returned $8,588, Benti.com banked $7,088 and two others; EarlyIntervention.com and ConnectedSearch.com found $6,160 each

Leaser.com located $6,010 while Sugar-Ray.com, PelvicCongestionSyndrome.com and KCRoofing.com rang up $6,000 apiece. 123E.com counted out $5,851, 77KM.com measured $5,400 and two others; SportsStadium.com and CommercialRefrigeration.com chilled out with $5,000 each

The AfternicDLS had 57 more four-figure .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,588 that are listed in the table below:

Additional AfternicDLS .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,588
cybersea.com $4,588   meibi.com $2,500
radiationsolutions.com $4,500 silkweb.com $2,500
zaze.com $4,255 swapon.com $2,500
performancefinancial.com $4,088 townmarket.com $2,500
ecommerceguru.com $3,800 allthearts.com $2,488
ewhere.com $3,500 miraclezone.com $2,488
myhy.com $3,500 motorsource.com $2,439
precisionsoft.com $3,500 conservativestudents.com $2,316
theitguy.com $3,500 coastconsulting.com $2,300
winemania.com $3,500 altitud.com $2,200
livesure.com $3,488 commercialfreezer.com $2,200
livemusicevents.com $3,388 emastery.com $2,200
shoptree.com $3,388 gpmedia.com $2,200
wewait.com $3,288 jemtv.com $2,200
MAKETHIS.com $3,200 picpros.com $2,200
drivinglife.com $3,188 twinface.com $2,200
firstnat.com $3,188 DiscountAdult.com $2,150
WebsiteSmart.com $3,120 mortgageandfinance.com $2,140
goodgrasp.com $3,088 collegereader.com $2,088
caramelized.com $3,000 stockspecialists.com $2,088
popmobile.com $3,000 conservativestudent.com $2,016
premiertax.com $3,000 cyberprobe.com $2,000
tennisbuddy.com $3,000 makingartwork.com $2,000
monkeycards.com $2,900 mycheckbook.com $2,000
builderresources.com $2,850 preferredproducts.com $2,000
unstoppables.com $2,700 shopfabulous.com $2,000
clearcutglass.com $2,695 theowls.com $2,000
saudimap.com $2,588 wowservice.com $2,000
mainlab.com $2,500   

The AfternicDLS also worked with Moniker/SnapNames to sell 5thGear.com for $6,678 and they teamed up with YummyNames to sell three more; SheLikes.com ($6,000), BSkin.com ($3,200) and TheEcho.com ($2,877)

At Appraise A Domain, six more IDNs changed hands. Dänemark.com drew $6,450, Motorräder.com made $4,902, Ö.com contributed $4,515, Wörterbuch.com wound up at $4,128 and two others; Öko.com and Ü.com, yielded $3,225 each

Elsewhere, GoDaddyAuctions sold DiscountMedicalSupplies.com for Blue String Ventures for $9,000,  WinnerNames.com  let VoiceRegister.com go for $5,500 and NoktaDomains moved AthleticWork.com ($3,000) and InterventionProgram.com ($2,500).

Country Codes

A quartet of five-figures sales, led by WHI.ch at $21,840 via Sedo, set the pace for the ccTLDs this week. You saw all of those five-figure sales in the all extension chart above so the biggest sale you haven't seen yet in this category is #5 on our new Country Code Top 20 Sales Chart. That is Sedo's $9,030 sale of VEO.tv. #6 DayTrips.co.uk was just a half step back at $9,000 in a deal handled by NoktaDomains. 

Sedo answered with #7 CarpetCleaning.us at $8,500 and Nokta responded with #8 NortheastLettings.co.uk at $7,063. Sedo and Nokta wound up splitting the top ten entries 5-5, but Sedo took nine of ten on the second half of the leader board to end up leading the way with 14 charted domains overall. 

Great Britain's .co.uk wound up edging Germany's .de 7-6 in the race among extensions. Only one other TLD, the European Union's .eu, had multiple chart entries as they scored twice.

Here is how the ccTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending January 1:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. Dec. 26, 2011 - Sun. Jan. 1, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Jan. 4, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1 WHI.ch £14,000 = $21,840 Sedo
2. EnergySwitch.co.uk $12,500 Sedo
3. PensionCalculator.co.uk $12,000 NoktaDomains
4. OnlinePaydayLoans.co.uk $11,665 NoktaDomains
5. VEO.tv €7,000 = $9,030 Sedo
6. DayTrips.co.uk $9,000 NoktaDomains
7. CarpetCleaning.us $8,500 Sedo
8. NortheastLettings.co.uk $7,063 NoktaDomains
9. 85.de €4,505 = $5,811 Sedo
10. LockerRoom.co.uk $5,750 NoktaDomains

11.
tie
92.de €4,099 = $5,288 Sedo
11.
tie
93.de €4,099 = $5,288 Sedo
11.
tie
98.de €4,099 = $5,288 Sedo
14. Trenchcoat.de €3,800 = $4,902 Sedo
15. Kratom-Shop.eu €3,783 = $4,880 Sedo
16. Allnet.at €3,700 = $4,773 Sedo
17. Horoscopo.co €3,150 = $4,064 Sedo
18. Trenduhren.de €2,500 = $3,225 Sedo
19. Modul.eu €2,480 = $3,199 Sedo
20. AnnuityCalculator.co.uk $3,000 NoktaDomains

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were several dozen additional four-figure ccTLD sales off the chart with Sedo accounting for the vast majority of those including Supr.de at $2,696 and three others; Estate.es, Marini.de and Seniorenbetreuung.ch at $2,580 each

Sedo had 32 more four-figure ccTLD sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,354 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,354
base-chat.de $2,354   euroffice.de $1,290
eventiaziendali.it $2,193 forexhandel.ch $1,290
ecig.eu $2,077 frisoertermine.de $1,290
baufit.de $1,935 kleiderwechsel.de $1,290
parissportif.be $1,935 mitchell.fr $1,290
zwijndrechtcars.be $1,922 oele.de $1,290
psychotherapie-muenster.de $1,806 mckesson.eu $1,289
viacon.de $1,806 wohnenaufzeit.ch $1,289
stereo.co $1,750 usaonline.us $1,250
resolve.be $1,742 suedlicht.de $1,226
derperfekteplan.de $1,613 lib.jp $1,200
kleidermotten.de $1,548 dallas.eu $1,161
ohmyjob.fr $1,548 deguisements.ch $1,161
corsets.fr $1,543 eucasino.dk $1,097
mrmuscle.nl $1,484 handmade.ch $1,097
trading.ms $1,404 ypd.de $1,002

Elsewhere, NoktaDomains sold Accidente.es ($2,500) and RugbyScores.co.uk ($1,000) while NetFleet.com.au moved four Australian domains; LifeInsuranceQuotesAustralia.com.au ($2,042), FastCash.com.au ($1,556), YouJizz.com.au ($1,191) and Tube8.com.au ($1,091). Also, the AfternicDLS sold LGO.co for $1,870

If there are country code extensions in our report that you are not familiar with, you can look up the nation each extension goes with here

Non .com gTLDs (.biz, .info, .mobi, .net, .org, .asia, .pro & .tel)

Unfortunately, the non .com gTLDs didn't get as large a share of the week's sizeable bounty as the .coms and ccTLDs did. They had only one five-figure sale, Schwangerschaft.net for $11,094 at Sedo. The next biggest sales on our new Non .com gTD Top 20 Chart are a pair of names at $8,000 each; Commission.net, sold ar the AfternicDLS, and YEU.net via Sedo.

Two more .nets rounded out the top five. #4 Elektro.net notched $6,450 at Sedo and #5 WOT.net went for $6,040 at the AfternicDLS (the winner of the race among venues with 9 charted domains). WOT.net had been acquired for just $1,006 at Sedo in October, so very nice ROI there.  

The .nets easily won the race among extensions, claiming 15 of the 20 chart entries. The .Orgs took four places with the other being claimed by #7 Code.info at $3,999 (through Moniker/SnapNames). 

 Here's how all of the Non .Com gTLD leaders stacked up for the week ending January 1:

Non .Com gTLDs Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. Dec. 26, 2011 - Sun. Jan. 1, 2012
Euro/Pound to Dollar Conversions (€/£ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Jan. 4, 2012

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Schwangerschaft.net €8,600 = $11,094 Sedo
2.
tie
Commission.net $8,000 AfternicDLS
2.
tie
YEU.net $8,000 Sedo
4. Elektro.net €5,000 = $6,450 Sedo
5. WOT.net $6,040 AfternicDLS
6. Jim.net $6,000 Sedo
7. Code.info $3,999 Moniker/SnapNames
8. JavaGames.net $3,800 Sedo
9. Oyunlari.net $3,500 Moniker/SnapNames
10. iJet.org $3,288 AfternicDLS

11. JobBoard.net $3,200 AfternicDLS
12. CreditCorp.net $3,140 AfternicDLS
13. Tiermarkt.net €2,350 = $3,032 Sedo
14. Ahorro.net $3,000 AfternicDLS
15. Siku.net $2,650 AfternicDLS
16. NJCPA.org $2,619 AfternicDLS
17. Oyunu.net $2,600 Moniker/SnapNames
18. LinkOne.net $2,588 AfternicDLS
19.
tie
Bücher.org (IDN) €2,000 = $2,580 Appraise A Domain
19.
tie
Trekking.org €2,000 = $2,580 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

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There were a couple of dozen additional four-figure non .com gTLD sales just off the chart led by the AfternicDLS sale of FurnishedApartments.org at $2,488. Their list included MusicInMotion.net ($2,388), NewReligion.org ($1,850) and Capto.net ($1,688).

PMAM.net nabbed $1,672 and four others; ClubSports.org, GeneticTesting.org, GrowingUp.org and LatopTopCases.net added $1,500 apiece. Two others; OnlineBackupService.net and OnlineDataStorage.org generated $1,250 each. Cybersea.org salted away $1,188, PinkButterfly.net brought $1,100 and Financiamento.net tacked on $1,088.

At Sedo HipHop.info attracted $1,922, Massanzug.org made $1,664 and Seminar.pro provided $1,500. CheapInsurance.info chalked up $1,399, Schoenheitsklinik.org deposited $1,355 and BridesmaidDresses.org drew $1,000

Elsewhere NoktaDomains sold OvulationCalculator.net ($2,400) and Kleinkredite.net ($1,250) while Moniker/SnapNames snared $2,160 for IntwayBlog.net and $1,524 for JobCenter.net

Now that you're up to date on what happened over the past week, check out how the leaders stand year to date in all categories by visiting our Year To Date Charts page

 

*****

As always, we welcome all verifiable sales reports from companies, private sellers or individuals with knowledge of an important sale made through any channel. To contribute information and help make this column better,  just drop a note to editor@dnjournal.com.

We truly appreciate the industry leading companies who share their sales information with us to help everyone in the business get a handle on current domain values. Richard Meyer of Domain Sales Center also provides invaluable help in collecting data for these sales reports each week.

Every Wednesday we publish the highest reported domain name sales for the previous week. On Mondays and Tuesdays our contributors send us their sales data for the previous 7 days. We then compile that information and write this article to give you the most comprehensive sales report in the industry. 

Editor's Note: If you wish to review previous Domain Sales columns, they are available in our Archive.

 

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